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Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- nimna-gānāṁ yathā gaṅgā
- devānām acyuto yathā
- vaiṣṇavānāṁ yathā śambhuḥ
- purāṇānām idam tathā
nimna-gānām—of rivers flowing down to the sea; yathā—as; gaṅgā—the Ganges; devānām—of all deities; acyutaḥ—the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead; yathā—as; vaiṣṇavānām—of devotees of Lord Viṣṇu; yathā—as; śambhuḥ—Śiva; purāṇānām—of Purāṇas; idam—this; tathā—similarly.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Just as the Gaṅgā is the greatest of all rivers, Lord Acyuta the supreme among deities and Lord Śambhu [Śiva] the greatest of Vaiṣṇavas, so Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the greatest of all Purāṇas.